URA Seals Off Gaming International Over Shs 280m Arrears

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Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has sealed off Gaming International head offices on Ben Kiwanuka Street for failing topay Shs. 280m in tax arrears.

URA revealed the news on their social media account.

Happening Now: We are sealing off Gaming International head offices on Ben Kiwanuka St for failure to pay shs. 280m in tax arrears

— URA – Uganda Revenue (@URAuganda) June 11, 2014

Earlier in the day, URA posted on twitter urging all their tax defaulters to avoid unnecessary penalties, by paying their income tax before June 30, 2014.

Avoid unnecessary penalties, file and pay your income tax today. pic.twitter.com/IcwsJAU0bp

— URA – Uganda Revenue (@URAuganda) June 11, 2014

This comes days after it exposed its top 178 tax defaulters in a new report dubbed the “Shame List.” All the companies that have been defaulting taxes amounting to Shs125 billion were put to light.

Some of the companies on the shame list included Akright Projects Ltd (Shs659m), Askar Security Services Ltd (Shs95m), Eagles Production Ltd (Shs25m), Emerald Hotel Ltd (Shs243m), Freight Logistics Systems Ltd (Shs9m), Goldcrest Holdings Ltd (Shs48m), Steel Rolling Mills Ltd among others.

According to URA’s manager in charge of debt collection Abudu Salaam Waiswa these arrears accumulated overtime but defaulters remained defiant in settling their tax liability despite several reminders to pay up.

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